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Koukash wants salary cap increase

Koukash salary cap

Marwan Koukash has again called for the Super League’s salary cap to be increased from the current maximum spend of £1.85m.

Since arriving in Rugby League, Koukash has insisted that the cap is restricting the sport with the wealthy Red Devils owner wanting more big name players in England.

The current NRL salary cap is $7 million, this allows teams from Australia’s premier competition to hand pick Super League’s best talent because of their financial superiority.

Speaking to BBC Rugby League Extra, Koukash called the Super League cap “very, very restrictive.”

He added: “The fact that it is the same as it was five years ago tells you something and it is restricting you – you can’t even keep it with the rate of inflation.

“I’m not saying every owner or club is going to be able to do it but the fact that you’re telling everybody to keep it below that level and the likes of Derek Beaumont, myself and Simon Moran – we’ve got the funds, we could go out and invest in trying to build stronger teams.”

Despite the gripes of Koukash surrounding the salary cap, his Salford team have started the new season well and currently sit fourth in the Super League table.

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